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CLOSED We are hiring!

About the job:

  • Circulation Assistant
  • 12 hours per week; $15.45-$15.60 per hour
  • Starting schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 2:15pm-6:15pm (schedule may change over time as the library’s needs change; supervisors may ask for help covering other shifts, as needed)
  • Circulation Assistants spend most shifts working directly with patrons, coaching patrons on technology skills, checking materials in and out, shelving, and keeping the library tidy and safe.

Who are we looking for?

  • 18 years and older
  • Library experience is a plus, but not required. Other work skills are more important, like positive customer service skills, good computer and personal device skills, a knack for explaining technology skills clearly and patiently to patrons, the ability to communicate clearly, flexibility to move between different tasks throughout the day, and the ability to pay close attention to details. People with training as baristas, in retail, and mental health/social services backgrounds have found success in this position in the past.
  • Positive, team-oriented people who take pride in their work, are respectful and kind to coworkers and patrons, and enjoy working with our diverse community.

About the Aloha Community Library Association (ACLA):

  • We are a dynamic nonprofit public library that provides a wide range of services to ensure our community thrives.
  • We celebrate intellectual freedom and actively work to dismantle barriers to free access to information for everyone.
  • We are committed to building an inclusive, anti-racist, organization. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, military veteran status, or any other protected group.
  • We are a proud member of Washington County Cooperative Library Services.

How to apply:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning Monday, 3/25/24, until the position is filled.

Employment announcement, position description, and application are available at the library and online here.

Please submit a cover letter, completed application, and resume to Terri Palmer, Library Director.


By mail or in person: 

Aloha Community Library Association  
17455 SW Farmington Rd., Suite 26A 
Aloha, OR 97007       

Applicants will be evaluated based on related training and experience. Finalists will be interviewed.  A pre-employment background check is required before hire.  The Aloha Community Library Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Library Closed, 1/15/24

We will be closed on Monday, so our amazing staff can stay safe at home. We’ll keep your holds for an extended period once we are able to reopen to give you some extra time.

Running out of ways to stay entertained? Check out for all of the cool online options you can access with your library card – e-books, streaming video, digital newspapers and magazines, and more!

Take care, and we’ll see you soon!

Closing Early, 1/12/24

The library will close early at 3pm on Friday, January 12th.

Because of the weather forecast for Saturday, January 13th, we may also close on that date. Please confirm if the library is open before venturing out.

Find weather-related library updates:

  • On our website.
  • On our Facebook page.
  • By calling the library at (503) 259-0185. (If we don’t answer during regular open hours, we are likely closed; our phone message may not be updated if no staff are able to come on site.)

Have a hold waiting for pickup? Don’t worry – we’ll hang onto your held items until the weather improves, so you can pick them up safely later!

Winter Weather Advisory

Wintry weather is on the way – make sure you’re prepared for it (including with plenty of books and movies)! Any Aloha Community Library weather-related closures or hours changes will be posted here and on, so be sure to check before heading out.

Take a look at Washington County’s page of resources to help deal with cold weather at – and if you expect to be out driving locally, make sure you’re aware of the new traction required snow zone on Grabhorn Rd! Find info on traction devices and Washington County snow zones at

UPDATE: The library will be closing early on Friday, January 12th at 3 pm. Learn more here.

UPDATE: The library will be closed all day Saturday, January 13th.

UPDATE: The library will be closed all day Monday, January 15th.

UPDATE: The library will be closed all day Tuesday, January 16th.

UPDATE: The library will be closed all day Wednesday, January 17th. Library Laps and Family Storytime are cancelled.

UPDATE: The library will be closed all day Thursday, January 18th. LEGO Free Play is cancelled.

UPDATE: The library will be open for regular hours today, Friday, January 19th unless otherwise noted. Holds will be kept through Saturday, January 27th to ensure ample time to retrieve them.

Booktique Handmade Crafts (and books, too!) Sale

The Aloha Community Library Association’s Booktique fundraiser sale of handmade crafts (and some books, too!) will be held during regular library hours from Saturday 10/14/2023 through Saturday 10/21/2023.

Stop by to discover unique gems handmade by local artists, upcyclers, and craftspeople, including jewelry, knitwear, wall art, home goods, and more!

Proceeds support operations at the nonprofit Aloha Community Library and promote local learning and literacy, entertainment, and access to resources of all kinds.